Motorola XOOM

Motorola tablet may return with Moto X customizations

Motorola tablet may return with Moto X customizations

So you say you're in the market for a new tablet, but you've found the customizations available with the Motorola Moto X smartphone to be the bees knees? You may be in luck - there's a tip from a very, very brief set of words exchanged between Engadget and Dennis Woodside this week that suggests we may be seeing a new Motorola product in the near future with features mimicking those of the Moto X. While the wording on this very brief interlude in a conversation could mean many things, it's time we went down a list of possible - and probable - next-generation Motorola devices.

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iPad vs Motorola XOOM court case tossed

iPad vs Motorola XOOM court case tossed

A German court has tossed out a case which pitted Apple's iPad against Motorola's first Android tablet, the XOOM, noting that they were not similar enough to warrant moving the case forward. Apple was seeking to ban the sale of the Motorola XOOM throughout the European Union with this case, but all proceedings have been cut pending an appeal by the prosecution. Both companies have 30 days to appeal the verdict to a higher court, but its expected that the case will end here.

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Motorola XOOM gets Android 4.0 ICS upgrade

Motorola XOOM gets Android 4.0 ICS upgrade

This week Verizon has announced that the Motorola XOOM will begin to recieve the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade and officially become the first tablet to do so on the carrier. This upgrade will boost the 10.1-inch tablet up to the newest version of Google's mobile operating system and will be the only tablet on the market with a certified Google-pushed vanilla version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This upgrade brings with it a selection of new features for the tablet such as a built-in photo editor.

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KegDroid proves ICS and NFC beer-drinking prowess

KegDroid proves ICS and NFC beer-drinking prowess

There's nothing like an awesome implementation of Android to get you pumped up about the potential of the software platform, especially when it involves beer. What we're looking at right here is a beast called KegDroid, and what it does is serve beer with the help of Android. All you need is an NFC-laden smartphone and a Google+ account - this machine uses a Motorola XOOM tablet for its basic Android interface and collects your info via NFC to check that you're at least 21 years of age. If you're verified, you get beer!

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Motorola and Samsung tablets touted by Google’s Page

Motorola and Samsung tablets touted by Google’s Page

This week in an interview that also included more volatile comments surrounding Apple's press down on Android, Google's Larry Page spoke on which devices he worked with on a daily basis. Most interesting, though perhaps most obvious, were his choices for Android tablet. When asked if there were an Android tablet that he was happy with, he replied with two brands Google has worked rather closely with over the past few years: Motorola and Samsung.

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SlashGear 101: Android@Home

SlashGear 101: Android@Home

Google's vision for a network of accessories connected to one another and running on Android as their operating system is what they call Android@Home. This system was first presented at Google I/O 2011 at their Day One Keynote and stood to extend the Android OS to include new services and apps to discover, connect, and communicate with appliances and devices in the home. The following is a basic guide of what this project, Android@Home or the Android at Home Framework, entails as of today.

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Woot-sold XOOM refurb-tablets contain previous owners data

Woot-sold XOOM refurb-tablets contain previous owners data

Motorola has announced this week that XOOM units sold through Woot.com's refurbish and sell program in the past few months may have previous users data aboard. This mishap stems from improperly reformatted devices being brought in to various dealers in the last year, the groups leading up to Woot's resale having not taken measures necessary to assure a clean wipe of the memory these devices held. Motorola is offering up a free two-year membership to an Experian credit monitoring system to make sure their bank account information specifically is not taken advantage of.

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Motorola challenges Apple with tablets in the classroom

Motorola challenges Apple with tablets in the classroom

Apple isn't the only company with its sights on the schoolroom; just as the company revealed iBooks 2 with new interactive textbook functionality, Motorola has been talking about its own pilot scheme putting Android tablets into students' and teachers' hands. The project began in November last year, using Motorola's XOOM at a San Diego high school in math and science classes, delivering digital textbooks and notetaking, recording multimedia and other content, accessing online learning resources and submitting assignments through Google Docs.

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